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Performance Puppy Tips


  Welcome to Performance Puppy Tips!

This is a performance puppy tips program and all content will be posted in a closed Facebook group.  The content of this group will only be for members.  Members will see video, be a part of discussions, learn training concepts, see my puppy plan photos and pictures of my new puppy as she grows up. NEW PUPIf you would like to learn more about clicker training, have fun, learn important behaviors/things to train puppies (or dogs if you don’t have a puppy), then this program is for you.

To become a member of this group, please send me a direct payment through PayPal using my email address ( to purchase a membership.  Once you purchase a membership, you will be able to send a request to join this Facebook page and I will add you as a member.

$25 for each 8 week part
Sign up for one part at a time or all five parts for $100 and save $25.

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 1 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 2 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 3 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 4 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 5 (8 Weeks)

In this group, I will share puppy performance training tips (videos, concepts, discussions, photos of my puppy plans and photos of my puppy) as I work with my new puppy. When something important comes up and I feel that others should know about it, then I will share the tip here on this page only.

The tips in this program will be specific for puppies. However, all of my training methods, games and training in general can be used with a puppy or dog.

Anyone building a working relationship with their dog for a specific dog sport will benefit from being a part of this group. I am calling it “Performance Puppy Tips”, because you will see me work with my new puppy as well as discuss important topics that come up as I train/work with my puppy.  You will also see how I work with and incorporate my other dogs into the training process along side my new puppy.

Members will be able to ask me questions and engage in discussions that pertain to specific posts. However, I will not answer training questions! If you have a training questions/issue and would like help solving it, I offer “One on One Online Training Classes”.  2 weeks for $40 and I will help you with your training needs through video and written plans. Pam’s Dog Academy also offers Online Classes:  Clicker Training Basics, Loose Leash Walking, Rock Solid Stay, Play-N-Train Recalls and Insider Secrets to Canine Freestyle. If you are a CPDT, you can earn CEU’s when you take my online classes.

This group is for ANYONE: Trainers, pet dog owners, those preparing for competition and those that just want to have fun and build a better relationship with their dog!

If your goal is to compete or simply just to have fun with your dog, the most important thing you can do is build a strong positive relationship with your dog.  A relationship that is built on trust and cooperation.  Once you have a great working partner/relationship with your dog, the sky is the limit as to what you both can accomplish.

I look forward to sharing my insight and ultimately helping you train your performance puppy or dog through throughout this program.

A few categories that I will be working on with my puppy:
Focus Building
Learning Methods
Trick/Behaviors Training
Sport Foundation Training
Safety Behaviors
Recall Games
Building Calmness
Proofing Behaviors

All training methods are force free, positive and without punishment/intimidation!

Welcome to Performance Puppy Tips!
Pamela, Isabelle, Bandit, Twix and my new puppy (that does not have a name yet)

Considering Pet Insurance???


Things to consider when choosing Pet Insurance…

by Pamela Johnson

  1. Every 6 seconds in the United States a pet parent is faced with an emergency and a vet bill of over $1,000.
  2. Every year 1 in 3 pets will become ill or have an accident.  This is why it is so important to have your pet insured.  Piece of mind is priceless…
  3. Training and competing in dog sports increases your dogs risk for injuries or accidents.

What to find out when researching Pet Insurance Companies:

Does the insurance company cover hereditary conditions?

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Luxating Patellas
  • Heart Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Cataracts
  • Diabeties

How long will the policy cover your pet?  His whole life?

  • 40% of all pet insurance claims received are for chronic conditions, which last beyond 12 months.
  • If you renew your policy will those chronic conditions continue to be covered?

Are there pre-condition limits?

  • Make sure your insurance company does not limit reimbursement based on your pet’s specific condition.

Does the pet insurance give you a choice of co-pay?

  • 80%, 90% or even 100% reimbursement

How well is the pet insurance company established?

Read Reviews…  Is it rated?

I choose to insure my pets with Pet Plan Insurance Company because I have piece of mind knowing I will be able to take care of them the best I possibly can, I have had great success with getting reimbursed, they are very timely on reimbursements and I can choose my deductible.

My dogs have had their share of accidents and the pet insurance has made a huge difference.  One time my two border collies collided while chasing a tennis ball and both had trauma to their teeth.  My oldest border collie needed a root canal and a titanium crown put on in order to save his canine tooth.  If I had not had insurance he would have had to have his tooth extracted.  I was able to save his tooth due to having insurance.  Over the last 3 years, I have had a total of over $12,000 in vet bills, but because of having pet insurance I only had to pay about $4,000 out of pocket.  In my opinion having pet insurance is a no brainer.